Foot/Ankle

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In this 30 minute routine, Dr. Kerry McMahon, PT, DPT, CSCS works on activating and strengthening the peroneals and posterior tibialis. These muscles support the arches of the foot and stabilize the ankle, especially in vulnerable positions like point, demi-point, and/or dancing in heels. For equipment, you will need: a long TheraBand a pad or […]

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Dr. Traci Ferguson gives a lecture on what you need to know about dancing in heels… She discusses injury risks, relevant anatomy, and strategies to mitigate injury risk. This is an educational video that does not include movement. If you are looking for some exercises to best prepare for dancing in heels, check out SFT […]

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SFT Heels Prep is a warm-up to prepare your body for dancing in heels. You will activate the proprieceptive nerves and neuromuscular system that will help protect your ankles, knees and hips when dancing in heels. You will train your muscles to control the ankles and hips through their full range of motion so that your […]

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This is the first of our regular Injury Prevention classes for CLI Studios. This was taught as a live-streaming class, so it’s a great way to get a feel for pacing when practicing and/or teaching our workouts. This is a full hour-length conditioning class and requires no equipment. Sugarfoot Therapy is proud to partner with CLI […]

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SFT Ballet Strength is an advanced complete workout that builds strength and stability where instabilities commonly exist in the ballet dancer’s physique. This routine begins with dynamic 3 dimensional stretches designed to activate your neuromuscular system and prepare your body for movement. You will then move on to a series of strength exercises that develop […]

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The purpose of this SFT Foot Stability routine is to build strength and stability in dancers’ often hyper-mobile feet. We understand that a flexible, articulate, and beautifully arched foot is the goal for most dance forms. We celebrate the beauty of this line and support the work dancers put into developing this flexibility in their […]

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The SFT Ankle Stability Circuit is a full length workout.  It is designed as a circuit that you will go through 2-3 times.  While this is a complete full-body workout, the focus here is on building ankle stability.  We will challenge the ankle during balance on one foot by moving the rest of the body […]

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This is our introduction to Sugarfoot Therapy. This sequence of exercises is a full body warm-up in which we introduce the basics of functional movement in all 3 planes of motion…sagittal, frontal, and transverse. Starting with mobility exercises, we then move to functional strength and stability exercises to activate the upper and lower body neuromuscular […]

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This routine is specifically designed to improve balance skills by stimulating mobility, strength, and stability in both the upper and lower body. These exercises uniquely train you to find balance during dynamic movement, enabling you to get on your supporting leg with greater accuracy and stability. This routine works great as a warm-up at the […]

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SFT Balance 2 advances upon our SFT Balance 1 routine, ultimately using larger range of motion and less base of support to challenge your balance. This routine focuses on glute stabilization of the hip, knee, and ankle joints, which is critical to safe balance during dynamic movement. This routine works great as a warm-up at […]

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